Whitehorse Public Library Board

  • About the Whitehorse Public Library Board
  • Apply to be a member of the Whitehorse Public Library Board
  • Current members
  1. About the Whitehorse Public Library Board

    Advise the Director of Public Libraries on the delivery of library services by the Whitehorse Public Library and perform any other advisory duties with respect to that library that may be requested by the Director. This includes collections, programs and library policy. The Board has an important role as advocate for the library and gathers community input on library services.

    • Authority: Public Libraries Act, section 3(1)
    • Type: advisory
    • Appointment process: ministerial
    • Requirements: no legislated criteria required to join
    • Term: 3 years
    • Meetings: 5 times per year
    • Department: Community Services
    • Honoraria: none
  2. Apply to be a member of the Whitehorse Public Library Board

    Any Yukon resident is eligible to apply to serve on a government board or committee.


    Complete the application.
    Prepare a brief resume. This should include information relevant for sitting on the board or committee.
    Submit your completed application and resume.
    In person: Inquiry Desk at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
    Email: boards.committees@gov.yk.ca
    Government of Yukon
    Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    How members are selected

    Members are appointed by a Minister, Cabinet or the Legislative Assembly.

    School board and school council members can be elected or, in some cases, appointed.

    Appointments to these boards are based on standing committee recommendations:

    Yukon Development Corporation
    Yukon Energy Corporation
    Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board
    Yukon Lottery Commission
    Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee
    Yukon Arts Advisory Council
    Yukon Utilities Board
    Yukon Council on the Economy and the Environment
    Yukon Human Rights Commission

    Some boards and committees members are required to hold certain professional qualifications or affiliations.

  3. Current members
    • Aileen Horler, member from August 7, 2018, to August 6, 2021
    • Edward Tucker, member from March 21, 2018, to March 20, 2021
    • Ian Davis, member from October 24, 2019, to October 23, 2022
    • Johanna Smith, member from October 24, 2019, to October 23, 2022
    • Katherine Mercier, member from March 21, 2018, to March 20, 2021


For questions about the Whitehorse Public Library Board email whitehorse.library@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5438, or fax 867-393-6400, or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5438.